‘Hamlet’ Reading w/ Red Bull
Lucille Lortel Theatre - 121 Christopher St, New York, NY
May 2, 2016
This provocative dual-language adaptation of Hamlet, featuring Tony Award-nominated actor Arian Moayed, is set in Persia circa 1916, on the eve of the first World War and the arrival of the British.
Prince Hamlet returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. With passages spoken in Farsi, this version of Shakespeare’s most celebrated tragedy explores the resonance between Hamlet‘s central dilemma and the pressures of embracing or resisting Western influences – cultural, political and spiritual – both then and now. It is a searingly relevant and vibrantly fresh take on one of the most influential dramas in English literature.
Red Bull’s OBIE Award-Winning Revelation Readings series provides a unique opportunity to hear new classic plays performed by many of the finest actors in New York.
Monday, May 2, 7:30 pm
Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
A co-presentation with Red Bull Theater
Directed by Tom Ridgely
Featuring Mohammad Aghebati, Amir Arison, Brendan Averett, Soraya Broukhim, Cary Donaldson, Abraham Makany, Arian Moayed, Seth Numrich, Debargo Sanyal, Babak Tafti, Faran Tahir, Sheila Vand, Bernard White and Janet Zarish